Our Vision of Care for Connecticut
Became The Center for Comfort Care and Healing —
the state’s first and only nonprofit, all-private-suite, family focused hospice center.
“All of us at Regional Hospice feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to bring this amazing Center to reality,” said Roy. “We know it will be a place where patients and their families will feel comfort, care and healing at the end of life. It’s a privilege to be able to provide this.” said Cynthia E. Roy, MS, LCSW, CHA, President & CEO of Regional Hospice.
The Center for Comfort Care and Healing, with its 12 private suites and a multitude of amenities for families to stay overnight, exists to give patients and their families options, not only for care away from their home, but also for supporting their personal needs.
The Center’s hospice- and palliative-care trained medical directors, physicians and APRNs are available 24/7. In addition to nursing and palliative care, the team provides emotional, spiritual and volunteer support, including massage, therapeutic touch, music and pet partners.
Some families find comfort and serenity in their private suite with their door closed and clinical staff quietly caring for a patients’ needs.
Others make every inch of our beautiful Center their home.
Most families need both — precious privacy for quiet times of sharing and sunny open spaces to welcome family and friends, engage with our staff and volunteers, celebrate a birthday, eat a favorite meal or relax in our garden.
Chef Aaron Swart and his kitchen staff often become beloved members of a family because his window is always open for requests, and food is a universal language that nurtures warmth and friendship.
“From the years I have worked in hospice care, I know that the responsibility for a loved one’s care can be emotionally and physically draining. Sometimes patients would rather be in a setting where loved ones can instead focus on spending quality time together,” explained Deborah Ryan MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Chief Clinical Officer of Regional Hospice